Casas Particulares – Your Home in Cuba (Insert photos)
Since 1997, the Cuban Government has permitted Cubans to rent rooms in their homes to tourists on the island. This revolutionized the lives of many, providing a much needed source of extra income as well as a broader view of life outside Cuba.
Today, casas particulares are essentially family-run bed & breakfasts (think AirBnB’s with private breakfast in the morning). Families invest in making sure their houses are up to international quality standards, and they greet you with Cuban hospitality - but also give you the privacy and comfort you desire.
While houses vary in style from eclectic to classical, they all provide a comfortable glimpse into Cuban life and will be your home while on the island. Which casa you'll be staying in changes from trip to trip, but there are a few photo examples below.
Each casa particular features:
· Double or single occupancy rooms
· Air conditioning
· Private or “Jack-and Jill” style bathrooms
· Hot and cold water
· Key to lock your room
A few notes before you take off:
· *Resources are limited in Cuba so each traveler will have one towel in each casa.
· *In the rural areas of Cuba, you may hear the roosters crowing in the morning.
*Note: The photos of below are examples of casas where travelers have stayed in the past and are not necessarily the casas you will experience on your trip.